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Clear “Other” data on iPhone

I know very similar questions have been asked on Stack Overflow. Yet, 8/9 years and a couple of iOS updates later, I am wondering if there is any new solution to this problem. I currently have 14....
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My iPhone storage only has 16gb but i buy 50gb iCloud storage [closed]

Is there any way that i could store stuff on the iCloud and not have it stored on the phone storage? Coz i feel like i bought the iCloud storage for nothing because the stuff i could put in the iCloud ...
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Mac doesn't show right information in Storage

For some reason my Mac doesn't show a space taken by iCloud. I have 0.8 of 5.0 gb available on it, but it doesn't show a blue section. I used to have it. What can I do to return it?
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Boot Partition doesn't have the correct storage space

So my SSD has 500 GB of storage I have only one Partition (the Macintosh HD Partition) but it only has ~100 GB storage space. Is there any way I can get my total ~500 GB of storage on my partition? ...
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Having more iCloud space than actual disk space (on macOS)?

I'm thinking of buying a 128GB MacBook Air. I currently have 200GB on iCloud. Is it possible to use the 200GB on my Mac via the "Optimize Storage" option ? Let me give you an example: having 200GB ...
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How much storage does iOS 12 require?

I have a iPad air 1st gen 16GB (model A1474). I want to install iOS 12 on it, but I am not sure if 16GB is sufficient storage. Right now I have iOS 9.3.5, and I can't see how much does the iOS ...
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141gb System size, is there any way to find where all that clutter is coming from? [duplicate]

I recently checked my system to clean out a few items and noticed my system files are taking an insanely large amount of my storage. This feels quite unnatural, is there a away to find what might be ...
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What does Mac consider to be “photos” in storage?

Like, is it the files you see when you open the Photos.app, or does it include all images (e.g., jpgs)? Asking because my Photos shows 7GB and my photos.app is literally empty
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Daisydisk reports more than 40GB “still hidden” space on macOS Catalina

On my Mac running macOS Catalina, I noticed there were much less and less free space during past several weeks in which I had done little file additions or software installations. Scanning with ...
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Disk is almost full after restoring to factory defaults

After restoring my Macbook pro 2016 (MacOS Catalina 10.15.2) to factory setting, it told me that my disk is almost full, but that is highly unlikely, as I have just restored it ! Here is diskutil ...
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Kernel Panic, especially at boot or sleeping mode: Thread “x” crashed. CPU issue?

I encounter some problems with my MBP late 2016. I thought it was from SSD, I have ejected it (now running on external one) I thought it was from RAM, I have run memtest86, the result was OK I have ...
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Different free storage space reported in the Files app and in Settings → iPad Storage

The reported value looks off by ~38 GB Settings → General → iPad Storage: Files → On My iPad: I'm trying to Airdrop a 9 GB file to this iPad and it fails, this could be why. Smaller files (~1,5 GB) ...
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“Other” taking up over HALF of my storage space

I've recently gotten a new computer (16" base model with 8GB GPU), and its 500GB of storage had dropped to just 80 when I checked it. Here's the screenshot: I've checked through all my folders, and ...
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Application file on Macbook will not show up in Finder and is not able to be deleted from computer

One file on my computer "Total War: Rome II Emperor edition" is not able to be deleted from the system. When trying to delete it from the manage storage window panel, there is no way to do it. When I ...
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Deleting files and empty trash does not increase free space

I have a MacBook Air running macOS Catalina 10.15, upgraded from an older version. There's only a few 10s of megabytes free on the disk, but deleting files and emptying the trash doesn't change the ...
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Way to search history of storage usage

I noticed large variation in storage on my MacBook Pro (appr. 30GB) which could be linked to use of cloud storage solutions. What I am looking for is a way to examine the history of storage usage on ...
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iPhone Restore process

Have taken the back up of iphone to replace the battery of phone. After replacing battery, need to restore the phone back. The iPhone back is stored at default location. iPhone backup size is 114 GB....
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How do I Eject USB Storage in iPadOS 13

I happily saw that I can use external USB storage with my iPad Pro (2018 3rd Gen) using iPadOS 13 either directly from a drive with USB-C or a Flash Drive using the Apple USB-C-to-USB adapter. So far ...
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Documents show have 4GB but there is no file in it

As you can see below this image, the Documents shows that it have 4.11GB but on the right side, it have nothing. What should I do now? Is it the file gone or the file went to somewhere else?
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/private/var/folders not getting empty after reboot on macOS Catalina [duplicate]

/private/var/folders is not getting empty after reboot. The folder is 200 GB! I tried safe mode too and it didn't change. How can I thin out the folder(s)?
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How to claim free disk space in APFS after deletion of huge amount of files? [duplicate]

Given: Macbook pro 13 Inch with MacOS 10.15.1 (Catalina), 500 GB SSD built in. Hard drive had 34 GB of free disk space according to diskutil and df -h. Wanted: Reclaim free disk space. What I did: ...
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What are Finder Smart Folders? [closed]

What are smart folders in the macOS Finder? What can they do, and how do you use them?
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Users Library folder much larger than contents [duplicate]

There are a number of similar questions about folders being larger than contents, however, from what I've seen the most common suggestion is to check the Library folder, which may be hidden. In my ...
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How to safely remove unused Xcode .pkg files from /private/var on Catalina?

EDIT: I have solved the problem (the main cause of it, at least). The issue seemed to stem from rouge XCode installation files that were cached in private/var/folders/gh/... during several failed ...
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MacOS Catalina - Deleting files isn't freeing up needed space

So I've just installed .1 version of Catalina, and saw that I only had about 50 GB left. So, I've deleted some useless big files and moved some to my external HDD. But, the disk space wasn't freeing ...
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External storage not detected on macbook air 2015

So I have a MacBook Air late 2015 that I recently got from a friend, but neither of the usb ports work for usb storage nor does the sd card slot work. However whatever I connect does show up in the ...
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How to completely clear Instagram from iPhone?

I'm having an issue where I'm not able to promote posts on the Instagram app. I was told by Facebook support to delete the app but when I reinstall Instagram after deleting it, all my data and account ...
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Inspect used storage - rather than total size of sync-able dropbox folders

Is it possible to switch "About This Mac > Storage > Manage" toward a mode that will always show the storage occupied on my computer? Folders synced by Dropbox's "smart sync" display their total size ...
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Will iPhone download all photos from iCloud in optimise storage mode?

I am uploading my whole photo library from a MacBook to iCloud. Synchronized devices (iPad & iPhone) are set to optimise storage. Are all photos on iCloud being downloaded to each device? What ...
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How to free up “Other” in Storage Management [duplicate]

Storage management show me "Other" is 127.51 GB but I can't do anything even see any information. What is inside? And how to get rid of it?
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Rolled back from Catalina back to Mojave but I had two drives one for boot and other for saved files, realised old files are still around

I rolled back from Catalina to Mojave because I was having issues, it was my first time to do so and foolishly didn't use Time Machine. I have two SSDs, one for boot and the other for my files, and ...
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How much storage do photos take up?

I am considering asking my parents for an iPhone 7 or 8 for Christmas, but I can't decide between which. Straight Talk offers the iPhone 7 with 32 GB and the iPhone 8 with 64 GB. I'm not planning ...
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How do I examine and reduce what “About This Mac” categorizes as “System” disk use?

In "About This Mac" my Storage shows a System disk use of 419 GB. Since my storage is a bit tight and I'm gearing up to update to Catalina (from 10.14.6), I'd like to clear as much disk space as I can,...
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System storage keeps on increasing

I am running macOS Mojave 10.14.6 (Supplement 2). I have not faced any extraordinary system storage issues like some other posts on the site which say that their system storage is around 150+ GB. ...
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How to re-sync photos from my iPhone to iCloud? [duplicate]

My iCloud storage got depleted because of my habit of never deleting photos. I’m on a free plan having 5GB of space and the iCloud reporting 4.7GB is taken by photos. So, on my iPhone I’ve deleted ...
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macOS Catalina update failing due to low disk space

I am trying to update my MacBook to new macOS Catalina. But my downloading had failed twice. Now I downloaded installer but I can't update because I have low disk space. Because when my download was ...
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What are the risks with low disk space on a Mac?

I've seen some suggestions about not allowing free disk space to go critically low or ... to have no less than about 15% of your drive's capacity free ... Currently, I've been silencing the "disk ...
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How do I permanently disable logging in Outlook 365 for Mac

I ran into an weird issue today when I was prompted that I was running out of space on my disk. Digging into the issue I found that Outlook has been generating a debug log so much that it chewed ...
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How to recover storage from “Videos” pseudo app?

With the goal of recovering storage space, I attempted to delete the Apple TV App. This app was still taking up 490MB of "Documents and Data" storage after I deleted all videos I could manually delete ...
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iPhone Back Up Storage

I am aware of the two conventional methods of removing an iPhone back up from the computer storage - 1) Through iTunes 2) by directly locating and deleting it using file explorer (on Windows) Here's ...
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iCloud use as storage and not “reflective” like dropbox [duplicate]

I hope this hasn't been asked exactly like this before. I tried to do a search. I am referring to my MacBook (but I think the same is at least partially true for other devices as well). I checked "...
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Large difference between free space reported by disk utility and Apple [duplicate]

I tried deleting tm snapshots already. I had five of them. Three deleted and I cannot seem to delete the remaining two. Terminal tells me they are deleted, but I still see them when I list.
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App Store: Not enough disk space to install Xcode

Similar to Xcode free space requirement, but different details. We could not complete your update There is not enough disk space available to install the product. The download size lists: ...
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iCloud storage full but isn't

So i have 50GB iCloud storage plan and it claims to be full. The main thing I use it for is Documents and Data. This accounts for 38GB. But when I checked it only stores like 2GB and my files are some ...
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Can't update Xcode even with 19gb free space

I have an available update for Xcode that is in the 7gb range, and when I try to update I get an alert saying there isn't enough disk space - I checked my space and I have 19gb available (of 120gb). ...
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How do I stop my iPhone auto-deleting my files?

I am using Notability on my iPhone (iOS 12). The files (about 5Gb) in the app are backed up on my iCloud. My iPhone often deletes the files stored on my iPhone without notifying me, which causes me ...
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Upgrade iCloud storage from 50gb to 200gb then downgrade?

I currently pay for the 50 GB iCloud plan for myself. I'm thinking of upgrade to 200 GB and share it with my wife using the family sharing. But I was wondering what would happen if we use over 50gb ...
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Can't find application seen in storage management

Question above. I have deleted "Rocket League" from my applications folder and deleted the entire trash. I downloaded the app via Steam. I checked all the folders people said the app was downloaded ...
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High Sierra's Finder don't index files in storage unit

Finder (macOS High Sierra) not show any files or folders that I know are there. It occurs only in with units of a storage appliance (Tiger-Box). In previous macOS versions it works fine. I can see all ...
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Mac's storage manager shows higher usage space for iCloud Drive than it actually is

Why does my MacBook storage manager (Apple icon > About This Mac > Storage tab) shows ~100 GB usage by iCloud Drive while running du -sh from iCloud's directory results only 18 GB? I have also checked ...

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